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Low glitch, 16-bit DAC dissipates 1.5 mW at 2.7 V
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3/30/2007   Post a comment
Texas Instruments introduced a series of digital-to-analog converters (DACs) with an integrated precision reference. The DAC8560 is a 16-bit, single-channel DAC featuring low glitch (0.15 nV-s), low-power (1.5 mW at 2.7 V), an internal reference with 2 ppm/°C temperature drift and ±0.004 percent initial accuracy.
Arrow acquires Aussie components distributor
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3/30/2007   Post a comment
Establishing a larger footprint in the electronics market down under, Arrow Electronics Inc.'s Asia Pac subsidiary is acquiring the components distribution business of Adilam Pty. Ltd.
Omron Semi to launch foundry services
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3/30/2007   Post a comment
Japan's Omron Corp. Friday (March 30) completed its acquisition of Seiko Epson's chip fab, Yasu Semiconductor Corp., which it plans to relaunch as a foundry for nonvolatile memory and logic.
PMC-Sierra shuts R&D sites
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Comms-chip supplier PMC-Sierra Inc. is cutting 175 jobs -- or 15 percent of its total work force -- and is closing two design centers amid a slowdown in its business.
LED driver powers small- and mid-size LCDs
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3/30/2007   Post a comment
Sipex has released a 4-channel low side LED driver for powering small- and mid-size LCD modules that use LEDs for backlighting. The SP7616 is designed to drive LEDs in series from input voltages as high as 30 V.
Kingston rolls 2-Gbyte microSD dual adapter pack
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3/30/2007   Post a comment
Kingston Technology released a 2-Gbyte microSD card with mini- and standard-size Secure Digital (SD) adapters to maximize microSD card compatibility and interoperability between mobile phones, digital cameras and portable media devices.
Dell primes for battle in China
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3/30/2007   Post a comment
Michael Dell doesn't like being No. 2, let alone No. 3. But that's where he is in China, and a distant third at that.
H264-MCE core brings 150-MHz performance to Nextreme ASICs
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3/30/2007   Post a comment
eASIC is offering the H264-MCE multi-channel baseline video encoder core from CAST for implementation in its Nextreme 90-nm structured ASICs.
Data-parallel DSP aimed at cost-sensitive video surveillance apps
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3/30/2007   Post a comment
At just $29 each in low-volume quantities, Stream Processors is bringing designers building power- and price-sensitive video surveillance systems that need the flexibility of software programmability a data-parallel DSP that delivers programmable performance of 16,000 MMACs while consuming less than 0.1 milliwatt per MMAC.
Single-chip ZigBee platform enables 20-year battery life
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3/29/2007   Post a comment
Designed to support wireless applications, Freescale Semiconductor has developed a single-chip ZigBee PiP (Platform in Package) that enables up to 20-year battery life and features up to 2-Mbits/s TurboLink technology.
Configurable memory buffer exceeds DDR3-1600 rates
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Inphi says its latest ExacTik precision timing device is the industry's first JEDEC compliant double data-rate (DDR3) configurable integrated register device.
Arrow to distribute Blackfin development kits
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Arrow Electronics is offering off-the-shelf development kits for industrial applications based on the Blackfin digital signal processor from Analog Devices.
Fake components delay designs in Israel
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Israeli designers, fed up with long component lead times, are buying counterfeits from China, sources said. The result is a high failure rate of designs, and lost sales at several companies.
REVIEW: 300-mV input-voltage boost converter throttles micro-fuel cells
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3/29/2007   Post a comment
Chip maker Texas Instruments is debuting an ultra-low-input DC-to-DC boost converter IC that promises to let portables operate from new energy sources such as micro-fuel cells. TI's power circuit can let you build converters that operate with input voltages lower than 300-mV. eeProductCenter Senior Technical Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
SanDisk launches 4-Gbyte memory stick micro card
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3/29/2007   Post a comment
SanDisk expanded its Memory Stick Micro (M2) line by introducing a 4-Gbyte card that has the capacity to hold up to 1,000 songs, 2,000 high-resolution photos or 20 hours of MPEG4 video, making it compatible with Sony Ericsson's latest generation of slim line, multimedia mobile handsets.
Chip maker expands power amplifier line for EDGE handsets
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3/29/2007   Post a comment
RF Micro Devices' quad-band EDGE power amplifier (PA) module is designed to support merchant-market EDGE transceivers that implement large signal polar modulation (LSPM) transmit architectures.
Fake components delay designs in Israel
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Fake components are delaying several design projects in Israel. According to sources who spoke with EETimes Europe , the fake components, mostly from China, will lead to lost sales at several companies due to the delays.
Dual-band PA module targets entry-level handset sector
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RF Micro Devices designed its latest PowerStar power amplifier for manufacturers of dual-band handsets for the growing entry level and replacement markets. The GSM/GPRS PA dual-band module features improved isolation, harmonic performance and cross-band, helping to reduce RF complexity and increase design flexibility related to antenna and switch selection.
IQE looks to solar future as it reports losses
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3/29/2007   Post a comment
Epitaxial wafer and substrate foundry IQE increased sales by 55.2 percent in the year to 31 December 2006 to £32.4 million ($64 million), and wafer starts by just over 60 percent to 250,000 units, but still made operating losses of £4.2 million ($8.2 million). The company also said it is on track to begin limited pilot production of material for solar cells by the end of this year.
Optium to acquire Israeli optical chip developer
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Optical subsystems specialist Optium Corporation is to acquire Israeli developer of 40Gbit/s transmission devices Kailight Photonics in a deal valued at up to $40 million.
Chip supports China's CMMB mobile TV
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A Chinese chip company announced that it has developed the first mobile TV chip based on a domestic specification called China Multimedia Mobile Broadcasting (CMMB).
Acer fires back at HP over patent dispute
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With sales booming, especially in the US, Acer Inc. finds itself the target of a patent infringement lawsuit from rival Hewlett-Packard. It isn't backing down.
Ethernet upgrades to be sole data center net
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3/29/2007   Post a comment
Broadcom, IBM, Intel and others are in an early development stage with Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE), an interconnect that in addition to improved data networking could take on jobs handled by Fibre Channel and Infiniband, creating a single technology to link all systems in the data center.
EMCORE demos tunable SFF transponder for 10-Gigabit applications
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3/28/2007   Post a comment
EMCORE has released a full band tunable long reach SFF transponder for 10-Gigabit applications. Marking the company's expansion into the 10 Gbits/s telecommunications market, the ETU-9C00-SFF is believed to be the first commercially available transponder to integrate full band tuning at 50-GHz channel spacing in the 300-pin SFF package.
Infineon's WiMAX/WiFi transceiver cuts footprint, power 50%
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3/28/2007   Post a comment
The SMARTi transceiver supports both IEEE 802.16e WiMAX and IEEE 802.11b/g WLAN in a single CMOS RFIC.
Reference design gives OEMs time-to-market advantage building DVB-C set-top boxes
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3/28/2007   Post a comment
Microtune announced the availability of a digital video broadcast-cable (DVB-C) reference design targeted for the Europe, Asia and China markets. Based on Microtune's MicroTuner MT2060 tuner chip and STMicroelectronics' STV0297E cable demodulator, the reference design is expected to offer a cost-effective turnkey tuner-demodulator subsystem.
Intel to begin 45-nm production in second half
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3/28/2007   Post a comment
Intel said its 45-nanometer Penryn family of processors would be in production during the second half of 2007. The company also provided a sneak peak at its next-generation 45-nm processor, codenamed Nehalem, which is set for production in 2008.
NEC taps Avnet for ASIC design support
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3/28/2007   Post a comment
Avnet Electronics Marketing will provide gate array design support for NEC Electronics' customers in the Americas.
Skyworks readies front-end module for Mobile WiMAX apps
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Skyworks Solutions has developed a 2.5-GHz front-end module (FEM) dubbed the SKY77258 for Mobile WiMAX handsets and terminals, including smart phones, notebooks and PDAs.
10 Gbits/s XFP optical transceiver operates up to 40 km
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3/28/2007   Post a comment
Fujitsu has developed a 10 Gbits/s Small Form Factor Pluggable (XFP) optical transceiver that operates over a wide temperature range of -40 degrees C to 85 degrees C, and at transmission distances of up to 40 km.
DC/DC converter allows portables to draw power from new energy sources
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3/28/2007   Post a comment
Check out this power management chip from TI. The device is said to be the industry's lowest input voltage DC/DC boost converter that will enable portable electronic end-equipment to draw power from new energy sources, such as solar and micro-fuel cells.
Qualcomm readies Ultra Mobile Broadband chipsets
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Qualcomm plans to sample early next year a pair of modem chipsets that supports the forthcoming Ultra Mobile Broadband (UMB) standard.
Bay Microsystems ships 40-Gbits/s network processor
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Bay Microsystems is shipping in sample quantities Chesapeake, a network processor and multimedia traffic manager capable of 40-Gbits/s line-rate performance with the capacity to accommodate the full spectrum of packet-based services, including carrier class Metro Ethernet, MPLS, IPv4/v6, pseudo-wire as well as legacy (POS, PPP).
MIPS licenses ST, expands China R&D center
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3/28/2007   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has become the latest chip company to take a license for MIPS Technologies' 64-bit architecture core. ST will initially use the core as part of a project in cooperation with the Chinese Institute of Computing Technologies.
Xilinx testing out China training program
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3/28/2007   Post a comment
Xilinx Inc. is spinning up an experimental training program in China that aims to train 1,000 IC and system designers in the coming year to help seed local innovation and to win loyalty for its products.
ARC scores major licensing deals in Asia
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ARC International has sealed licensing agreements with several Asia-based semiconductor companies who will use its configurable processor IP in SoCs targeted at applications such as multimedia devices VoIP phones, and flash memory devices.
Low power TI boost converter targets solar cells
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3/28/2007   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has started sampling a 0.3V input power management chip with a 0.5V start-up that will enable portable electronic end-equipment to draw power from new energy sources, such as solar and micro-fuel cells.
DiBcom, SkyCross to offer integrated mobile TV solutions
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3/28/2007   Post a comment
The integration will optimize reception quality while speeding design time for system manufacturers.
Keynote: How multicore will reshape computing
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Anant Agarwal, MIT professor and keynote speaker at the Multicore Expo, described how multicore architectures will force developers to rethink resource size selection, methods of connecting cores, and programming models.
Xilinx testing out China training program
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Xilinx Inc. is spinning up an experimental training program in China that aims to train 1,000 IC and system designers in the coming year to help seed local innovation.
RF Magic rolls DVB-C silicon tuner
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3/27/2007   Post a comment
Fabless RF system-on-chip vendor RF Magic Inc. has unveiled a single-chip silicon tuner developed specifically for applications compliant with the digital video broadcasting over cable (DVB-C) standard in use in Europe, Asia, Australia and South Africa.
Transpedance amplifier/limiting amplifier delivers high stressed receiver sensitivity
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3/27/2007   Post a comment
Inphi claims its 1347TL 11.3 Gbits/s transimpedance amplifier/limiting amplifier offers the industry's highest stressed receiver sensitivity and lowest cross talk for 10G Ethernet and 10G SONET optical communications.
Optical sub-assemblies target GPON OLT applications
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3/27/2007   Post a comment
EMCORE has announced strategic sampling of its 1.244 Gbits/s burst-mode, ITU G.984 compliant APD/TIA for the Gigabit passive optical network (GPON) optical line terminal (OLT) market.
EMCORE samples TOSAs for 10GBASE LRM modules
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3/27/2007   Post a comment
EMCORE is sampling its 10 Gbits/s Fabry-Perot LC transmit optical sub-assembly (TOSA) for 10 Gbits/s SFP+ and XFP 10GBASE-LRM modules.
Konica Minolta, GE team to turn on OLED lighting
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3/27/2007   Post a comment
General Electric Co. and Konica Minolta are teaming up to bring organic-LED-based lighting products to market within three years.
InfiniBand I/O adapters strengthen multi-core processor performance
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Mellanox Technologies is offering embedded systems manufacturers what it claims are the industry's only 10- and 20-Gbits/s InfiniBand I/O adapters that deliver 1 microsecond (µs) application latencies.
QMLV-qualified dual amplifier eliminates 1/F noise in satellite apps
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3/27/2007   Post a comment
National's first dual amplifier in its new family of precision operational amplifiers QMLV-qualified for space-level applications uses patented techniques to measure and continually correct the input offset error voltage, while eliminating the unwanted 1/f voltage and current noise present in traditional amplifiers.
Samsung semi chief says memory market will stabilize
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3/27/2007   Post a comment
The head of Samsung's semiconductor business said the flash memory market will recover over the next few months while the entire memory market stabilizes later this year.
REVIEW: Reference design slated to ease diffused IR stereo audio
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3/27/2007   Post a comment
Designing a consumer audio system? Then check out this upcoming reference design for non-line-of-sight, high bit-rate infrared communications coupled with all-digital audio processing and hefty audio amplification. eeProductCenter's Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn offers his view.
Altera's Stratix II FPGAs qualified for military temperature grade
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3/27/2007   Post a comment
Altera qualifies Stratix and Stratix II devices across the commercial, industrial, and military temperature ranges.
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